Monitor types now in panel display

Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here with this week’s update information.

Monitor types now panel display

The Create a New Monitor screen has been updated. Now, the types of monitors that can be created are displayed in a panel for easier viewing.


The various monitors of Mackerel

In addition to threshold monitoring and host connectivity monitoring based on obtained metrics, there are various other monitoring rules available in Mackerel such as URL External Monitoring and Expression Monitoring. Anomaly Detection for roles was also released in March of 2019. Displaying these items in side-by-side tabs has become clustered, so we made this change.

With External URL Monitoring, by accessing published URL in http or https format, you can monitor the response code, response time, character strings included in the response body, as well as monitor the SSL certificate expiration date and more.

Expression Monitoring allows you to customize your metric monitoring, such as monitoring the number of remaining days until the file system capacity runs out, and differences from previous weeks.

Anomaly Detection for roles is still in open beta version, but we are currently fine tuning the function based on user feedback for the official release.

If you haven’t tried all of the monitors yet, we definitely recommend seeing what they all can do. If you’d like to give one a try but don’t know how or find it difficult to use, please contact the support team.

For more information on monitoring and notification settings, see the help page linked below.